BEHOLD HE COMETH

REVELATION 1:7-8

  1. THE WORDS "BEHOLD HE COMETH" CONSTITUTE THE FIRST PROPHETIC ORACLE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION (1:7)
    1. This Is The First Of Eleven Such References In Revelation
    2. The Second Coming Of Christ Must Be Understood As Two Events Separated By Seven Years
      1. This Is Not primarily A Reference To The Rapture
      2. This First Prophecy In Revelation Essentially Projects Us Ahead To That Climactic Event, When The Tribulation Is Brought To Its Conclusion
    3. The Sight Of This Coming Will Be Universal
      1. In A Flash, Christ Will Project Himself Globally In That Day
      2. With Particular Reference To "They Also Which Pierced Him"
      3. Every People Group On Earth "Shall Wail Because Of Him"
  2. THE PROPHETIC ORACLE PROVIDES A CONCLUDING ASSURANCE OF THE GLORIOUS CHARACTER OF THE COMING
    1. He Employs The Full Range Of The Greek Alphabet In Order To Express His Fullness
    2. He Is Eternal
    3. He Is Almighty ["Pantocrator"]